Monday, January 26, 2015

Sand Creek

This lovely little creek is just blocks from our house. Nothing like throwing rocks into a creek on a 70 degree day in January. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fitness Tracker

I finally joined the fitness band trend. I debated between a Fitbit Charge, Jawbone Up3, Vivofit, and Vivosmart. 

After going to the store I realized that all of the bands other then the Fitbit Flex and Vivosmart were way too big for my wrists.  Since the Vivosmart had the features I wanted I settled on it.  

Here is what it looks like on my wrist, you can see anything bigger doesn't fit quite right and is uncomfortable.

The device itself is pretty amazing but we did have some difficulty setting up the software. Now that it is all set up I hope it works well!  I'll keep you updated. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Day Off

Chase has needed some mom and dad time lately so today we took him to Boondocks. It wasn't crowded and we all had a great time. 

I am a terrible bowler and must admit my arm is sore now. Apparently I suck at laser tag too. 

The boys enjoyed the go karts. 

I look forward to being able to sneak away from the grind of life again sometime soon. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We ended up having a mellow evening at home this year (but I still insisted on hats and noisemakers).

I hope everyone out there had a great 2014 and that 2015 is even better!

My resolution for 2015:  To slow down and stop stressing and worrying so I can appreciate the little things and live in the moment!  No more being worn down by the daily grind. Bring on positive thinking, adventurous spirit, fun, youthful excitement, and memory making moments!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another Holiday Gone

Christmas came and went so quickly this year. Chase kept flipping back and forth on the Santa topic this year and Keira discovered the joy of opening gifts. 

We had a lovely Christmas Eve get together with a fun White Elephant exchange that included a Jesus action figure, fish house decor, and other awesome pieces of junk.

Christmas morning was filled with good food and amazing gifts.  What more could anyone ask for?

After that we entered survival mode with the kiddos (over two weeks of no school and long unstructured days is enough to exhaust anyone).

We have hit the movies, the Butterfly pavilions, Grammy and Pops' house, the rec center, the mall and meals out, we have built legos, read books, maximized screen time, played with new toys, what else is there?! We need ideas!

Now the new year is right around the corner and we are saying goodbye to another year...

Part of me is really ready to move forward and start fresh and the other part feels like kids are growing up too fast, I'm not ready to "get old", and that I still have so many more goals to achieve.

Who knows what next year will bring, hopefully joy, laughter, accomplishment, excitement, adventure, hope, health, friends and family, creativity, love, a bit of old and a bit of new...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Annual Holiday Party

We had our 3rd annual neighborhood party, many fun memories. 

Santa even made an appearance. 

Keira was suspicious of Santa...

And she wasn't about to smile for a picture.

But some of the men were up for the challenge.

By the end of the night Keira gave in and let other people hold her.

Happy Holidays. 

My Christmas Wish

Friday, December 19, 2014

Zoo Lights

Every year we hit Zoo Lights...we eat popcorn and candied nuts, buy over priced glow toys, and freeze our butts off. It is one of my favorite activities and gets me in the holiday spirit. 

This year we even rode the carousel!  Keira was a little terrified. 

Chase took a walk on the wild side - chomp!

Keira fell asleep half way through. 

Can't wait until Christmas!!!!